Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

Chon, Ki H.

Abstract

The standard silver / silver-chloride (Ag/AgCl) electrode is moisture-sensitive and susceptible to motion artifacts that reduce electrocardiogram (ECG) signal quality. FLEXcon USA© has developed a moisture-independent and less-expensive electrode design that can improve short- and long-term clinical ECG measurement. Ten subjects were recruited for each of two clinical studies designed to quantify biocompatibility for 7 days and ECG quality for 4 days. The Gen. 2-A and Ag/AgCl adhesives lost 7.14% and 50% adhesion, respectively. The correlation coefficients between heart rates measured by the FLEXcon and Ag/AgCl electrodes were both 0.997. The FLEXcon adhesive and the industry standard Ag/AgCl produced statistically similar ECG signals in short- and long-term clinical applications.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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